Sunday, March 27, 2016

Hickman on the Right to Food Freedom

This is my argument. I thank all those who advanced this conversation at the State Capitol and throughout our communities, all those who helped between sessions to fine-tune the language of the original resolution and craft the amended version, all those who reached out to their Representatives and Senators to voice their support for this measure, and those who voted in Augusta last week to send this resolution to the People. I respect my colleagues who voted not to. Two-thirds of the Maine House of Representatives voted YES, and that remains a victory. Unless the Maine Senate changes its mind, the final vote on this resolution will happen tomorrow morning on the floor of the other body. It's been quite a ride. And always a pleasure to serve the People of the State.

As my mother would say, we must go further and do better.